Parks and Recreation

City Parks

There are 15 developed parks in the city with a 16th, College View Park, awaiting development sometime in the future. Please see the Parks Regulations on the bottom of this page.

Berry Hill Park

2711 Clearfield Drive

This park is comprised of almost four acres and is located in the fast-growing northwest part of the city.

Amenities include:

  • Playground
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Multi-purpose asphalted area with two basketball courts
  • Baseball/softball area with backstop

Central Park

705 South 6th Street

This park is located across the street from the Norfolk Public Junior High School south of Pasewalk Avenue and is comprised of three acres. 

Amenities include:

  • World War II Memorial
  • Lighted tennis courts (2) which are striped for Pickle Ball use as well
  • Lighted basketball court
  • Large playground area
  • Bathrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ grills
  • Raised bandstand that occasionally hosts some small musical events
  • Lending Library
  • Butterfly Garden

College View Park

2003 Sheridan Drive

This area is currently un-maintained and undeveloped. This area is awaiting development sometime in the future. It comprises over six acres. 

Johnson Park 

101 East Nebraska Avenue

This park is comprised of almost six acres and is located two blocks north of the 1st Street and Norfolk Avenue intersection.

Amenities include:

  • Different playground areas
  • Basketball court
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ grills
  • Bathrooms
  •  Covered picnic shelters (2)
  • Large flower beds
  • Small, recreational soccer field

Nord Park 

1007 Nord Street

This small park is comprised of approximately 3/4 of an acre located east of Victory Road.

Amenities include:

  • Small playground
  • Basketball court
  • Covered picnic shelter
  • BBQ grill

Norfolk Pedal Park 

405 West Benjamin Avenue

This park is a concrete bicycle course used for recreation and training. It is comprised of approximately one acre and is located next to the Embrace Park playground west of the YMCA. 

North 4th Street Park 

600 North 4th Street

This park is comprised of almost 4.3 acres and is located along North 4th Street - north of Elm Street and east of the Norfolk Public High School - along the North Fork of the Elkhorn River. 

Amenities include:

  • Lighted tennis courts (3)
  • Small playground
  • Lighted basketball courts (2)

North Pine Park 

West Benjamin Avenue

This park is comprised of approximately nine acres and is located behind the Fire Training Tower.

Amenities include:

  • Full sized grassed soccer fields (2)
  • Bleachers

Warren Cook Park 

300 Elm Avenue

Just north of the Norfolk Public LIbrary, this park is comprised of approximately 1.6 acres. This park was dedicated to previous City of Norfolk mayor, Warren Cook, in 2001 and consists of a passive green space. 

Westside Park 

2406 Westside Avenue

This park is comprised of almost one acre and is situated mostly between the back yards of neighboring residents between Madison and Westside Avenues. Small areas of access to this park can be located from both streets. 

Amenities include:

  • Playground area 
  • One-on-one basketball court
  • Picnic table

Winter Park 

601 North 3rd Street

Located along the North Fork of the Elkhorn River and across from the North 4th Street Park, Winter Park is comprised of almost six acres. It is named after long-time City of Norfolk Park Superintendent, Dick Winter. 

Amenities include: 

  • Playground area
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ grills
  • Small, recreational soccer field
  • Baseball/softball backstop 

Park Regulations

The following is a list of some of the park regulations that cover the parks within the City of Norfolk. This is not meant to be a complete list but a highlighted condensation of the regulations and policies that are in effect. Contact the Park Superintendent with any questions. No alcoholic beverages allowed except for the Elkhorn Lodge rental at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park.

  • No alcoholic beverages allowed except for the Elkhorn Cabin rental at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park or for special events authorized by the City Council
  • No hunting or trapping allowed.

  • No fireworks allowed.

  • No ice skating on open bodies of water in the parks except for the manmade structures designed for this purpose.

  • Motor vehicles allowed only on roads and designated pathways.

  • Fires only permitted in barbeque grills or other fire facilities provided by the City.

  • It is illegal to bring animals into the park without the use of a leash. An exception is the Ta-Ha-Zouka Park Off-Leash Dog Recreation Area where dogs may be unleashed once they are within the fenced facility.

  • Overnight camping only in designated areas of Ta-Ha-Zouka Park and then according to posted rules and regulations. Official season is April 15 to October 15.

  • Fishing is permitted at Skyview Lake and Ta-Ha-Zouka Park and is subject to fishing regulations of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and/or the City. Attempting to catch fish by means other than by hook and line is prohibited. Ice fishing at Skyview Lake is permitted at your own risk.

  • No motorized boating on Skyview Lake with the exception of electric trolling motors. Canoes, rafts, sailing boats and boats with oars are permitted on Skyview Lake only.

  • No depositing of personal household trash or yard waste in the parks. Only trash generated by the use of the park is to be deposited.

  • No wheeled skates, skateboards, bikes or the like are permitted within the fenced tennis courts.